Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
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Magnitude 8.8 quake in Chile

Chile was hit last night by a massive earthquake, 8.8 on the Richter Scale. Death toll last I heard was 122; sadly, there will be more, with a quake that huge. Tsunami warnings have been issued for Hawaii and many other areas in and around the Pacific; the Oregon Coast an hour or so from where I am has a tsunami advisory. (Waves are less of an issue there: currents are expected to be worryingly strong this afternoon.)

New York Times slide show of the damage.

Worried for everyone affected or who may be affected.
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